Alumni Innovators Hub

Access the power of U of T’s entrepreneurship community to forge connections and transform your ideas into ventures.

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Be the first to hear about new opportunities and offerings from across U of T’s global entrepreneurship ecosystem.

Community Impact

U of T is a global powerhouse for innovation and entrepreneurship. Our alumni have launched hundreds of ventures and attracted billions in investment.

$ 368

billion (USD) generated in annual revenues


million jobs created

$ 6.75

billion (USD) invested in startups globally

See how U of T alumni innovators are
making an impact around the world.


As a world leader in innovation and entrepreneurship, U of T can connect you with the resources you need to advance your career or accelerate your next venture.

Join the U of T Alumni Massive Open Online Course (MOOC): Entrepreneurship Open Learning Series! 

This award-winning, five-part online course is delivered by The BRIDGE at the University of Toronto Scarborough.  It was created in collaboration with the UTSC Library, UTSC Department of Management, U of T Libraries, Centre for Teaching & Learning, and UTSC Arts & Science Co-op.

The course includes interactive videos, worksheets, rubrics, and other resources, all hosted on the eCampusOntario open-source education platform. 

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Once registered, you will receive an email with access instructions.

Applications are now open for BFN Accelerate 2023 Cohort, a cohort-based program designed for Black founders of early-stage start-ups from the U of T community.

BFN Accelerate provides Black-led start-ups with access to an unparalleled network of founders, investors, and mentors along with resources, education, and venture funding to accelerate the growth of their start-ups.

BFN Accelerate is industry/sector agnostic and is designed to help you develop solutions to meet the customer’s needs, launch your MVP/beta, start or grow your team, generate revenue, secure funding and explore value chain/distribution partnerships. If your start-up has a prototype or minimum viable product (MVP), early traction, evidence that that there is a need for the product or service, and some early revenue or initial funding through grants and pitch competitions, BFN Accelerate is for you!

Applications are open until May 9, 2023. Interested founders can learn more and apply here.

What you create has value. Learn how to protect your intellectual property with the IP Education Program, a free, online training program designed to equip students, alumni, faculty and staff with a broad foundation in intellectual property.

Why IP Matters

Did you know that businesses with a higher awareness of IP and those that hold formal IP are much more likely to experience higher growth, expand their markets, and receive various types of financing?

As intellectual property becomes an increasingly important driver in economic prosperity, the need to bridge the IP awareness gap for innovators and entrepreneurs has never been more relevant.

Registration open on a rolling basis. If you are an entrepreneur, researcher or student, register now to learn about your IP rights, why they matter, and how IP strategies can be applied in business.


Register for free access to LinkedIn Learning, a benefit exclusively for U of T alumni. Starting April 20, 2023 through August 16, 2023, enjoy unlimited access to online courses from industry experts in Business, Technology, Innovation and more. Whether you're interested in learning foundations of entrepreneurship, honing your elevator pitch, or raising capital, LinkedIn learning can provide you with knowledge and tools to support your next steps.

LinkedIn Learning is an award-winning industry leader in online training, with a digital library of over 16,000 courses covering a wide range of technical, business, software and creative topics. With LinkedIn Learning, U of T alumni get:

  • Unlimited access: Choose from more than 5,000 video tutorials covering business, creative and technology topics.
  • Expert instructors. Learn from industry leaders, all in one place.
  • Convenient learning. Access courses on your schedule, from any desktop or mobile device.
  • Helpful resources. Reinforce new knowledge with quizzes, exercise files and coding practice windows.

Approximate retail value of $47/month. While quantities last. Maximum one registration per alum per year.


Take your concept, service, or product to the next level with continuing studies courses, certificates and programs. Grads who convocated within the past five years can claim an alumni discount of $550 to use towards a course at the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies!

Entrepreneurship Program

Developed in collaboration with a team at MaRS, one of the world’s largest innovation hubs, our courses will help you validate your concept, build a viable and scalable business model, secure funding, and help you become a successful entrepreneur.

2927 - Foundations in Entrepreneurial Management
2928 - Market Intelligence & Customer Discovery
2929 - Business Model Design
2930 - Marketing & Sales for Entrepreneurs
2931 - Building & Managing Your Team
2932 - Finding & Managing Financing
3428 - Financing an Early-Stage Company 3951 - Sustainable Investing

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Business Innovation Certificate

Are you an organizational leader or manager who aims to create growth for your organization through strategic innovation? If yes, this certificate will help you develop your intrapreneurship skills and create a sustainable culture of innovation in your organization. The courses guide you through the entire innovation process, from building an initial business case to making innovation a sustainable practice.

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Rotman alumni can take advantage of a 25% discount on eligible Executive Programs.

Rotman Business Design Thinking: From Insight to Innovation

This intense six-week online program provides a 4-step framework to navigate the innovation process.

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CIRI-Rotman Investor Relations Certification

Developed in partnership with the Canadian Investor Relations Institute (CIRI), the Investor Relations (IR) Certification Program covers all relevant areas of the multi-disciplinary role of IR, including capital markets, corporate governance, securities law, finance and communications.

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Advance and grow your career with online certificate programs from IMIx. U of T alumni receive a discount of up to 10% off all program fees.

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Looking for a job? Switching industries? Join free career webinars, swap advice with fellow U of T alumni innovators, or share your own insights with entrepreneurial U of T students.

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Job Shadowing Program

Entrepreneurial students shadow a U of T alum innovator for a day on the job to help learn about about career options and build their professional network.

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UTM ICUBE Mentorship Program

ICUBE offers early-stage business development and commercialization services, including an entrepreneurial curriculum, business advisory services, collaborative space, expert speaker sessions and a mentorship program. 

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Volunteer with Us

We welcome great alumni who are looking to partner, mentor and invest in the U of T entrepreneurship ecosystem.

Give & Support

U of T is driving the innovation that Canada needs to meet global challenges, improve lives, strengthen communities, and generate prosperity at home and around the world.

Your support helps foster an environment that fuels our entrepreneurial drive and unlocks the potential of our most transformative ideas.

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Build a global engine of innovation

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